DANUBE HOSPITAL, a portrait of one of Europe’s largest hospitals, shows the daily routines and work processes at a powerful and highly complex institution. By depicting a modern healthcare facility, DANUBE HOSPITAL holds a mirror to our society to show how it deals with health and illness, life and death.
Nikolaus Geyrhalter observes what goes on in a variety of zones, in conference areas, ORs, patients’ rooms, the disinfection and pathology departments, and the kitchen. As the film visits all these areas, it follows an ingenious principle of a puzzle whose pieces produce an effect only when fully assembled.
A portrait of an institution in which the relationships between processes that are invisible to patients and visitors are shown in all their precision.
- Special Mention - IndieLisboa FF
- Nikolaus Geyrhalter
- Andrea Wagner
- AUTLOOK FILMSALES
- NIKOLAUS GEYRHALTER FILMPRODUKTION GMBH
I see my profession more as a craft, I see myself as someone who lives off what he produces with a hammer and knife.
Nikolaus Geyrhalter is a director, producer and cameraman, born in Vienna in 1972. In 1994, when he was 22 years old, he founded his own production company Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion which focusses on documentaries and auteur fiction. His film, HOMO SAPIENS (2016), was selected at the Berlinale Forum. His film THE BORDER FENCE (2018) was selected for IDFA. His film EARTH (2019) had its premiere at Berlin IFF.